Sarah is an innovative leader, who draws on 20 years of mortgage experience, coupled with her expertise in critical operational analyses and strategic decision making, to lead FGMC’s operations, credit risk and marketing groups to success. Sarah is passionate about organically cultivating the next generation of leaders in mortgage and building teams that advocate for a customer first mentality. She provides guidance and vision to those in her organization and encourages them to always lead by example. Throughout her career, Sarah has held a number of leadership positions where she strategically positioned companies for growth through process optimization implementations resulting in an upwards of 45% decrease in operational expense. She is also a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Professional Women and Support Women for Women International.
Suzy Lindblom is known for her ability to develop process efficiencies and identify areas for potential cost savings while keeping customer service levels and loan quality high. She is also known for her ability to connect with employees and mentor them into leadership roles.
An award-winning leader and industry expert in operations, managing risk, loss mitigation, underwriting, project management, post-closing, and compliance, Lindblom brings a balanced approach in everything from underwriting to post-closing.
Before joining FGMC, Lindblom helped grow some of the best-known brands in the mortgage industry, including Kind Lending and Planet Home Lending, where she was Chief Operating Officer managing Fulfillment, Retail Sales, Marketing, IT, HR, and other departments. At Stearns Lending, where she was Managing Director, National Fulfillment and Operations, she led a multi-billion dollar multi-channel business. During her four decades in the business, she has also worked at MetLife Bank, Bank of America, CitiMortgage, GMAC Mortgage Corp. and Countrywide Home Loans.
Recognized by the mortgage industry for her efforts and accomplishments, Lindblom serves on the Board of Directors of NEXT and is a MISMO Senior Advisor. She has also won numerous awards including HousingWire’s Vanguard for 2020, Progress in Lending 2019 Most Powerful Women in FinTech, HousingWire’s 2019 and 2015 Women of Influence, and MPA’s 2017 Elite Women. Additionally, she was named to the National Diversity Council’s Southern California 2016 Most Powerful & Influential Women list.
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Updated: January 26, 2022
Laura is a dedicated and passionate mortgage professional who has been in the industry for over 20 years. With experience working both in various lender’s legal departments and in a law firm, she has extensive legal, compliance, governance, and risk management knowledge. She has led mortgage companies through the installation of TRID, MLO Compensation changes, Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgage changes, as well as many other legal and compliance initiatives in the mortgage banking industry for both independent mortgage lenders and banks. Laura graduated from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Future Leaders program in 2008 and its School of Mortgage Banking I. She is a member of the MBA Legal Issues & Regulatory Compliance Committee, member of the MBA State and legislative regulations committee, co-chair of ComplianceEase’s User Advisory Board, a frequent speaker at the MBA’s Regulatory Compliance conference, and an advocate through the Mortgage Action Alliance. Laura obtained her law degree from Loyola School of Law in New Orleans, her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and is a Texas licensed attorney.
Dwayne is an innovative administrative professional with over 20 years of financial leadership experience. He executes strategic planning across four FGMC departments: Enterprise Services, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources and Training Creating high-performing strategies for managing talent, increasing profitability, and contributing to corporate vision is what Dwayne does best. He is a proud Aggie with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management from Texas A&M University.
With over 25 years of experience building and supporting mortgage technology platforms, Vishnu Karra currently serves as First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation’s Chief Information Officer. His deep knowledge and passion for improving the digital mortgage experience has made him an expert innovator in his field. He has held a number of leadership positions in mortgage banking and has a proven record of executing on large and complex technology initiatives. Working at Stearns Lending for over 7 years, Vishnu served as Executive Vice President of Production Systems and accomplished creating digital mortgage platforms and overseeing the transition of legacy systems to more scalable and fault-tolerant technologies. Prior to his role at Stearns, Vishnu also held senior leadership positions in Technology at Bank of America Home Loans and Countrywide Mortgage where he managed teams of onshore and offshore resources of 200+ employees and met the unique technology needs of each of the origination channels he managed.
Jane is a dynamic leader with over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. She oversees FGMC’s Servicing, Oversight, and Project Management departments. She is highly skilled at building strategic teams and increasing revenue. Jane is a master of finding creative solutions with attention to all regulatory, investor and agency guidelines in order to meet company goals. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Communication from California Lutheran University.
Aaron is a strategic leader with over 20 years of experience and expertise across all phases of mortgage lending and servicing. His leadership at FGMC has been transformative in terms of innovation, company culture and profitability; specifically, with the development of a proprietary Non-QM product line Maverick Solutions and the re-launch of FGMC’s Wholesale Division. Prior to his current role, Aaron served in various executive roles in correspondent, retail, consumer direct and wholesale lending channels where his responsibilities included the acquisitions of mortgage servicing rights, corporate M&A, and management of residential loan portfolio subservicing. Aaron is a finance graduate of The University of North Texas, an active member of the MBA, and is recognized industry-wide as a leader in the MSR space.
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First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation (FGMC) believes that a robust product and program set is an important facet of FGMC’s goal of helping consumers fulfill their financial goals. FGMC leverages a logical approach to the evaluation of borrower capacity and creditworthiness, with an emphasis on Ability to Repay (ATR) and risk mitigation through sound underwriting and documentation practices. Our products and programs are supported by compliance and quality control.
The Visionary Investment program was created for the borrower who has a vision for transforming a home into a long-term investment, but still wants some flexibility in how they do it. This could mean a higher Debt-to-Income Ratio or providing an alternate way to document their income. The program allows for:
We believe the Visionary borrower has a strategic home buying story, and Maverick Solutions wants to help tell it.
Jonathan is a small business owner. He has worked hard to build his business, and is proud to watch it grow. He’s a visionary. Jonathan is one of a kind, just like his loan.
The Achiever Expanded Credit Program was created for the financial achievers out there. The Achiever may have hit a credit bump or two along the way, but they still want the opportunity to maximize their buying power. The program allows for:
We believe the Achiever borrower often has a good comeback story, and Maverick Solutions wants to help tell it.
Erin was laid off from her job a few years ago and got behind on some of her bills. She has a great job now, and she’s working hard to improve her financial situation. She’s an achiever. Erin is one of a kind, just like her loan.
The Champion Prime Jumbo Program was created for the borrower who is looking to maximize their buying power, but still wants some flexibility in how they do it. This could mean a higher Debt-to-Income Ratio, or providing an alternate way to document their income. The program allows for:
We believe the Champion borrower has a unique home buying story, and Maverick Solutions wants to help tell it.
James has worked hard throughout his career and made his way to the top. Now he’s finally ready to buy his family’s dream home. He is a champion. James is one of a kind, just like his loan.
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